VR180 video focuses on what’s in front of you, are high resolution, and look great on desktop and on mobile.
I think this looks like an excellent format. As I’ve mentioned in the past, 360 video is very difficult to follow if there is a narrative. While 360 might be good to virtually put you somewhere, 180 will be better to help tell a story.
Rodriguez goes on to explain that VR180 is easier to create and can be much higher resolution. Me likey.